28 Jan '15, 12pm

European Tour statement regarding the Omega Dubai Desert Classic afternoon Pro-Am cancellation.

The afternoon pro-am of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic was cancelled at 14:20 following the tragic death of Ashok Bakshi, a founding Member and Past Captain of the Emirates Golf Club, who suffered a cardiac arrest while warming up for the pro-am on the driving range at the Emirates Golf Club. Mr Bakshi collapsed on the practice range early this afternoon, and was immediately attended to by The European Tour’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Roger Hawkes, as well as the local Paramedic Team from the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Service who are based at the Emirates Golf Club during the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. After initial stabilisation on the practice range, Mr Bakshi was transferred by air ambulance to the Rashid Hospital, where he had further treatment but unfortunately passed away. The European Tour, in conjunction with tournament promoter golf in DUBAi and the Emirate...

Full article: http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2015/tour...

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